Tag Archive: route 66

Apr 10

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum: Clinton, OK

Route 66 is Americana at its best.  Located in Clinton, Oklahoma on the western side of the state along I40 is the state’s official Route 66 museum.  The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is a nice little stop that explains the rise and fall of the Mother Road. Affiliated with the Oklahoma Historical Society.  The Oklahoma …

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Mar 08

Route 66 Murals: El Reno

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I am not much of a car guy I have always had the philosophy, if it gets me from A to B it is good enough for me.  However, over the years I have come to a greater appreciation of all things Route 66.  Maybe it is the traveler in me.  Could be the history …

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Dec 18

Williams: Arizona

Those looking for a little nostalgia of when things were slower, cars were cooler, and it did not get any better than cruising than look no further than Williams, Arizona.  This throwback town on old Route 66 is a fun little spot to hit on our trip out West.  It had good food at Cruiser’s …

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Dec 14

Cruisers Café 66: Williams, AZ

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We were going for the whole Route 66 experience while driving to Williams, Arizona to see their animal attraction called Bearizona.  The murals were nice, seeing the Grand Canyon Express up close was kind of cool, and the throwback motif of a restaurant Cruiser Café 66 was a nice feather in the cap to our …

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Nov 15

Williams Murals

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While we will never be able to see Mother Road in its heyday.  The romanticized version of it is alive and well on the walls of the remnants of the Route 66.  There is some really great artwork on display and the Williams Murals rank right up there with the best of them. The Williams …

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Nov 03

Cadillac Ranch: Amarillo

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Americana in all its grandeur.  Cadillac Ranch is about as American roadside attraction as one gets.  Where else in the world would you find 10 cars buried nose first?  Merica Baby!!! What is Cadillac Ranch?  Well it is an art project created in 1974 by a Texas millionaire named Stanley Marsh.  He invited an art …

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Nov 24

Blue Hole

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Blue Hole… What can one say about it other than the name fits.  Blue Hole in Santa Rosa New Mexico was an instant hit for my wife.  She loved it.  Now we are not scuba divers, but she was struck by the beauty of the crystal clear blue water in the sea of tans, reds, …

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Nov 23

New Mexico Route 66 Museum

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The New Mexico Route 66 Museum is a good get out of the car and stretch stop along I40 in Tucumcari New Mexico. There are a couple of reasons for this, its free, donations are suggested.  It is small but filled with interesting objects about the legendary road.  Last but not least, it has the …

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Nov 22

Tucumcari Murals

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The Tucumcari Murals were a welcome diversion for us as we were traveling along Interstate 40 between Albuquerque and Amarillo.  Tucumcari is a small town whose heyday came and went with the mother road, Route 66.  For those that have traveled through eastern New Mexico it can be hard to find things there to help break …

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Nov 21

Route 66 Monument: Americana Icon

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Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a quaint tribute to the Mother Road.  An adobe-ish like sandstone base with a chromed out fender that spells out Route 66 is what you are going to find in this quintessential Route 66 town.  If you are fan of getting your kicks on Route 66 then …

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